Cima part of team that developed new, more accurate neural implants
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am
New technologies such as optogenetics have allowed us to identify similar microstructures in the brain. However, these techniques rely on liquid infusions into the brain, which prepare the regions to be studied to respond to light.
Study reveals why polymer stents failed
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:30am
MIT Researchers in DMSE and the Institute for Medical Engineering have discovered why biodegradable polymer stents failed over time, hoping to eventually design and evaluate polymer stents more effectively.
Ultrathin needle can deliver drugs directly to the brain
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:30am
MIT researchers have devised a miniaturized system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter.
The best way of looking at the brain is from within
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:45am
Members of Polina Anikeeva’s lab are trying to build devices that match the physical properties of neural tissue. “It is problematic to have something with the elastic properties of a knife inside something with the elastic properties of a chocolate pudding.”
Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar to electronic devices but based on light rather than electricity — that can bend and stretch without damage.
Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions have now devised a way to intercept these messages, which could be used to diagnose problems such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.
Converging on cancer at the nanoscale
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:15pm
This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine.
A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients.
Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30am
A new study conducted by Michael Cima explores ways to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from a new implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable.
Nano-Scale 'Dream Team': 3 MIT Professors Use Tiniest Of Tools Against Cancer
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Professor Angela Belcher was on WBUR's Morning Edition earlier this week to talk about her dynamic collaboration with Sangeeta Bhatia and Paula Hammond in creating cancer theranostics from nanomaterials.